Welcome to St Germans Group Parish
WE EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME
to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or dirt poor.
We extend a special welcome to wailing babies and excited toddlers.
We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you are more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been to church since Christmas ten years ago.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you are having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like ‘organised religion’. (We’re not too keen on it either!)
We offer a welcome to those who think that the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because granny is visiting and wanted to come to church.
St Germans Group Parish PCC as from 3rd April 2016:
|Permanent members of the PCC||
Secretary - Margaret Sylvester-Thorne
Treasurer - Fiona Liddicoat
|Parish Wardens:||Brenda Crago and David Watters|
Downderry: Steve Liddicoat
Hessenford: Fiona Bristow
Tideford: Brenda Crago
St Germans: Richard Laugharne
Booth; Andrew Pidgen
Cashiers:Tim Pullin and Sue Pidgen
Hessenford: Yvonne Byles, Jenny Daniels, Fran Moore,
Cashier: Fiona Bristow
St Germans: Chris Bowditch, June Greaves, Paul Gribble
Cashier: Peter Daw
Tideford: post vacant
Cashier: Ron Bradley
|Deanery Synod Reps:||Rosemary Stevenson, Brenda Crago, Margaret Sylvester-Thorne|
Next meeting of the PCC - Tuesday 7th
February at 7.30pm in the Church Hall, Hessenford
meeting of the PCC - Tuesday 7th February at 7.30pm in the Church Hall, Hessenford
Gary's Licensing as Assistant Curate of
the parishes of Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Lansallos and
Talland, Lanreath and Pelynt will take place
on 5th February at St Nun's, Plynt at 4pm. Please
come and support him in his introduction to pastures
Gary's Licensing as Assistant Curate of the parishes of Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Lansallos and Talland, Lanreath and Pelynt will take place on 5th February at St Nun's, Plynt at 4pm. Please come and support him in his introduction to pastures new......
If you plan to come please let Margaret or Gary
know so that numbers can be passed on to St Nun's
If you plan to come please let Margaret or Gary know so that numbers can be passed on to St Nun's
Home Group on Monday morning at 10.30am , and 13th and 27th
February at Margaret's
All are welcome.
Home Group on Monday morning at 10.30am, Mondays 23rd January
, and 13th and 27th February at Margaret's
All are welcome.
Messy Church in St Germans
- in partnership with the Methodist Church
Messy Church will meet on the third Saturday, 21st January and 18th February at 3pm in St Germans Priory
All children and their accompanying adults are very welcome - and help on the day from our parishioners very welcome too!
- is a way of being church for families involving fun
- is a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour
- is found across the world
- values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration
Please contact Evelyn Reed (01503 230449) for more information, and also if you are able to help.............
our next monthly services of informal worship for all the family
12th FEBRUARY at 11am at St Germans Priory
Cafe Church in Downderry
Come and join us for breakfast with worship and a chat on the fourth Sunday, the 22nd January and 26th February at 9.30am at St Nicolas Church, Downderry.
A leisurely start to Sunday for the adults, and activities for the children
Sadly it is time for me to
move on: I can't begin tell you how difficult it is to
describe just how sad I am to be leaving. When I arrived
a few years ago, as a fresh out of Bible college deacon,
I would never have guessed how close I would become to
such a warm and loving congregation.
On so many occasions now I have been humbled by the kindness of your hearts and your willingness to throw yourselves behind new initiatives in worship, and schemes such as the clothes aid for refugees. When I look back on my time in the parish, I know it will be the friends I have made here which I will remember most fondly. Soon I will be living a new life in a new parish, full of exiting new experiences and opportunities, yet empty of your company; it will be strange to say the least.
You have helped me through some difficult times, sometimes without even knowing it, and it has been a privilege to have shared in so many of your important times, especially things such as baptisms, weddings, funerals, services of remembrance and so forth.
I would ask that you continue support, with actions and prayers; Michael, David, Brenda, Margaret, Richard and each other in your ministry, both inside and outside of the church buildings.
Therefore our everlasting farewell take:
For ever, and for ever, farewell, friends!
If we do meet again, why, we shall smile;
If not, why, then this parting was well made. "
So may God bless you all richly, dear friends, and if you can make my licensing on 5th February at St Nun’s Pelynt (4.00pm) I will look forward to seeing you there.
St Germans Priory Trust
and Bob Foulkes.
Board of Priory Trustees
Vice Chair - Fiona Bristow
Secretary - Evelyn Reed
Support Officer - Jo Rimron
Malcolm Cross, Chris Bowditch,
Chris Cook, and Bob Foulkes.
You will have read in the press that the need is greater than ever - so please keep the contributions coming in.
How can you help the Foodbank? As usual there always some shortages, currently: Fruit Juice (long life), UHT or Dried Milk, toilet rolls and toiletries, dried potato (Smash), Instant Coffee, tinned fruit
However, money is becoming an increasing issue, and it is becoming a common problem throughout all of Cornwall’s Foodbanks. All are having to react to an increase in demand; and although food is being donated in increasing volumes covering the demand, the costs related to sustaining larger Foodbanks is becoming a challenge. So, the real requirement now is cash.
If you could help through regular donations we would be extremely grateful. Setting up a Standing Order is ideal, but any donation would be wonderful. We can also take donations CAF and Stewardship schemes.
If you can help please contact the Liskeard & Looe Foodbank.
Tel: 07512 011452. email: email@example.com
Last year (2016) St Germans Group donated 495.7kg. This is more than twice what was donated in 2015. The Foodbank thanks all living in the parish who have donated so generously - and are continuing to do so...........
The area of the Diocese of Truro area is that of the county of Cornwall including the Isles of Scilly. It was formed on 15 December 1876 from the Archdeaconry of Cornwall in the Diocese of Exeter. It is therefore one of the younger dioceses.
The diocese is divided into two archdeaconries:
- the Archdeaconry of Bodmin (est. 1878): includes Deaneries of Trigg Minor and Bodmin, East Wivelshire, Stratton, Trigg Major, and West Wivelshire
- the Archdeaconry of Cornwall: includes Deaneries of St Austell, Carnmarth North, Carnmarth South, Kerrier, Penwith, Powder and Pydar
The names of the older deaneries (before 1875) are based on those of the ancient hundreds though the boundaries do not always correspond. The deaneries created in 1875 in the episcopate of Frederick Temple were Bodmin, Stratton, St Austell, and Carnmarth. These remained unchanged until Carnmarth was divided; later still in the 1980s some alterations of boundaries occurred. Chronological Sequence:
Estwevelsire, 1259; Estwyvelschyre, 1291; Estwevelschire, 1366; Easte, 1672; East, 1847, 1980; East Wivelshire, 1997, 2009.
Parishes Currently in the Deanery of East Wivelshire
- Botus Fleming
- St Dominick
- St Germans
- St John
- Landrake with St Erney
- Maker with Rame
- St Mellion with Pillaton
- South Hill
- St Stephens by Saltash